Summer fireworks

14 de junio de 2019 at 10:32

 

Barcelona fireworks. Source @ Wikimedia

Summer solstice is on its way and in Catalonia and Valencia, as well as in other parts of the world, celebrations take place to commemorate the shortest night of the year, or Saint John’s Eve. This festival is always on the night of the 23rdJune and it is celebrated with food and drink. It is also celebrated with fireworks and bonfires and because of this it is also called the ‘Night of Fire’. In honour of this celebration this blog post takes a look at fireworks.

 


Chocolate at Easter!

17 de abril de 2019 at 10:38

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Easter happens on a different date every year; it is a moveable celebration. The date of Easter depends on the moon and it can be any time between March 22nd and April 25th. This year Easter is late and Easter Sunday will be on April 21st.  When Easter finally arrives this year many people will celebrate with chocolate eggs. But is this a good thing?

Top Christmas movies

21 de diciembre de 2018 at 13:04

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Christmas is almost here. Last Christmas in the UOC blog we looked at top Christmas songs. For this year’s Christmas blog post, we’ll take a look at some top Christmas Day movies. A Christmas tradition in the UK and USA is to sit around with your family after lunch and relax with a movie, so talking about which film you are going to watch is very important.

Do you know what has been voted the top Christmas Day movie of all time? Let’s find out more.

Summer sailing idioms

30 de julio de 2018 at 11:20

Plain sailing – Source © Wikimedia commons

It’s holiday time and now is the time to relax, kick back and enjoy some free time in the sun. Is your holiday planning so good that your holiday will be all plain sailing? Plain sailing is an idiom, which means something that is easy and pleasurable with no problems.  The UK has many words and phrases that originate from our naval past. Add to your vocabulary by finding out more in this week’s summer post…

A perfect picnic

11 de junio de 2018 at 17:57

June is a lovely time to be outdoors and when the weather is good, picnics are the way to go.  It only takes a warm day for people in the USA and the UK to pack their picnic baskets and head to the great outdoors. Discover more and pick up some summer eating tips here!

Morris dancing in May

8 de mayo de 2018 at 16:33

In the UK the traditional May Day holiday is the first Monday in May.  This is a village festival that can be traced back to the ancient Roman festival of Flora (the Roman goddess of flowers). As it celebrates the start of spring and summer flowers and dancing are major themes and a proper village festival wouldn’t be complete without a performance from a Morris team.   Read on for more…

November: Gunpowder, treason and plot

22 de noviembre de 2017 at 12:35

Have you seen this face? It was made famous in «V for Vendetta» and it is also known as the face of the online activist group Anonymous. Did you know that is the actual face of Guy Fawkes? Guy Fawkes is a very famous English historical figure who tried, and failed, to blow up the The Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Read all about him here…

 

 

Tipping in Different Countries

17 de marzo de 2017 at 16:51

tipHave you ever wondered how much to tip when traveling overseas? If you’re planning to go on vacation to another country soon, you might want to consider doing research on cultural differences, and more specifically on tipping practices.

Celebrating March

9 de marzo de 2017 at 8:24

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March is a month that is packed with festivities and celebrations. Women’s Day was on 8 March, Father’s day is celebrated on March 19 in many countries and Mother’s Day falls on 26 March this year in England and spring starts on the 21st of the month.

The biggest and most popular of all the celebrations in March has to be St. Patrick’s Day. This is the day the Irish

Feeling blue?

18 de enero de 2017 at 15:03

 

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Do you suffer from the January blues? January has all the ingredients for us to feel low; it’s cold, we’re short on money because we spent too much in December and we’ve probably put on a little bit of weight. So all in all we have the blues; that means we might be feeling a little depressed. In fact it is said that the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year!

But enough complaining, there is hope providing you take some action. If you are experiencing the January blues, here are a few things to make you feel better.